Vaccine Choice for New Jersey

New Jersey Coalition for Vaccination Choice

Today is the extended dead­line for forced flu shots for young chil­dren in New Jer­sey, the day schools across the state threaten to kick stu­dents out if they haven’t taken the mercury-laden vac­cine. Every year sees more forced and/or pres­sured vac­ci­na­tions, many dozens now in New Jer­sey. The flu shot is par­tic­u­larly unnec­es­sary. An aver­age of two kids a year die from flu in the state and this flu sea­son has only seen two pedi­atric deaths in the entire coun­try. Yes, every death is a shame but why are we kick­ing kids out of school and spend­ing bil­lions of dol­lars in flu shots for a largely non-lethal disease.

New Jer­sey is also known as the state with the high­est con­cen­tra­tion of autism. I’ve met sane-seeming par­ents of special-needs kids who say the symp­toms started right after a vac­ci­na­tion. I’m no expert but I’ve read enough to know the doc­tors and phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal com­pa­nies have no clue about the cumu­la­tive effect of all these vac­ci­na­tions. They took our lit­tle one Fran­cis in to school this morn­ing despite not hav­ing the shot. We’re keep­ing our fin­gers crossed.

Other New Jer­sians want­ing to know more can check out the New Jer­sey Coali­tion for Vac­ci­na­tion Choice for more about the move­ment to have par­ents these choices for their kids.

Bike ride to Pleasant Mills

Bike ride to Pleas­ant Mills — a set on Flickr, orig­i­nally uploaded by martin_kelley.

Fran­cis and I had a nice 22 mi. bike ride on Sat­ur­day. Lots of back
roads through blue­berry fields, and a good off-road jaunt past
car­niv­o­rous plants, orchid-filled bogs and mos­qui­toes galore. Full set of Flickr pic­tures here. (Julie & Theo were busy hang­ing out with the bishop instead),